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romeo543 06-03-2008 10:15 PM

compressed hay????
 
i'm just curious what everyones opinion is on compressed bales of hay.

farmpony84 06-04-2008 10:46 AM

It's really very heavy... and expensive....

I by the compressed Alfalfa for one of my older horse, purely out of convenience. I pay about $14 for it. I think if I went out and found someone selling regular bales, it would be cheaper, but it doesnt take up much space and I only give it to him as an add-on to his regular hay so only about a flake a day so it lasts along time. It's expensive though.

romeo543 06-05-2008 01:19 PM

The stuff I found was the exact same price as all the regular bales. It was 8.69 a bale. I'm just wondering how I feed it, she normally gets two flakes in the am and two flakes in the pm. The lady where I bought it told me to only feed one flake instead of two, does that sound right??

Dumas'_Grrrl 06-05-2008 01:32 PM

I would ask someone at a local feed store....

romeo543 06-05-2008 02:49 PM

I got it from IFA and thats what they told me.

farmpony84 06-05-2008 02:59 PM

i give the same amount i normally would, if i give 2 flakes i give 2 flakes, 2 compressed flakes are about the size of half a regular flake... i don't know, I geuss I'd try what the lady told you? I would hope she knows what shes' talking about but who knows....?

Dumas'_Grrrl 06-05-2008 05:06 PM

Wouldn't this be the time to weigh your hay.... 15# of regular hay would weigh the same as 15 # or compressed hay right....

I'm not trying to be a smart a$$... I don't use compressed hay but with other things... a pound is a pound....so......

farmpony84 06-05-2008 05:10 PM

There you go again!!! What is with all this commen sence garbage you keep trying to push on us???

Dumas'_Grrrl 06-05-2008 05:18 PM

:lol: Ya know it just happens from time to time.....

romeo543 06-05-2008 09:47 PM

thats kinda what i was thinking but i just wanted to see what everyone else thought.


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